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Title: Using Chinese Synonyms
Written By: Grace Qiao Zhang
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780521617871
Description:

Using Chinese Synonyms is an essential reference book, specifically
designed for non-native speakers of Chinese, and for teachers and other
language professionals who want a user-friendly guide to the finer nuances
of Chinese synonyms. It contains approximately 1700 synonyms in 316 groups.
With the particular needs of non-native speakers of Chinese in mind, this
invaluable book selects and explains words and phrases in everyday use,
allowing students to enhance their knowledge of one of the most important
and widely-spoken languages in the world. This book assists in the
development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synonyms.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521617871
ISBN-13: 9780521617871
Prices: U.S. $ 39.99
U.K. £ 23.99